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Latest model: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 2011
Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race vehicle layout - that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been conceived as a buyer sport car for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. The extra special Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will make its race track debut in 2011.
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The clean layout and breathtaking form of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG have been effectively accentuated by targeted modifications to the bodyshell. The new elements, made largely from lightweight carbon fiber provide a clear indication of extraordinary race track performance and extensive aerodynamic development work.
From the front, the GT3 race vehicle boasts a new front skirt with enlarged air intakes. The wide opening beneath the characteristic radiator grille bearing the big Mercedes star and the wing-shaped horizontal fins supplies air to the motor oil cooler and brake discs. The same function is served by the two intakes below the vertical bi-xenon headlamps. Downforce on the front axle is offered courtesy of four externally mounted side flics, as well as a carbon front splitter; it runs directly into the smooth underbody panel, which connects to the back diffuser.
The hood features a central opening for the extraction of heat from the motor, while side openings in the front fenders facilitate air flow via the wheel arches. Weight optimization measures include the application of extremely lightweight polycarbonate for the side and back windows and, if desired, for the front windshield as well.